Story of China

Get a Taste of the Good Life under the Ming Dynasty

Clip: Episode 4 | 3m 29s

Michael Wood visits Suzhou, "the Venice of China." Five hundred years ago during the Ming dynasty Suzhou was the symbol of China’s "Embarrassment of Riches." Staying in the house of a Ming merchant family, Michael explores China's new world of private wealth and fashion, when porcelain, lacquer making and silk weaving reached new heights to meet consumer demand.

Aired: 06/27/17

Rating: NR

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